Amani Al-Khatahtbeh: Muslim Girl: Antidote

Date(s) - 3 Sep 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Playhouse, Sydney Opera House

Antidote Festival: Amani Al-Khatahtbeh: Muslim Girl.

GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Session on Sunday, 3 September 2017 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

To book tickets:

Special note: This is a General Admission event, so please let staff know when you arrive at the theatre that you would like to be seated in an area of the auditorium that is close to the caption screen.

About the Session:
(For details of other Antidote captioned sessions, please see bottom of page)

“Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is changing the conversation for the women of Islam.” The New York Times

At just seventeen, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh founded the blog MuslimGirl to give Muslim women a voice. Now twenty-four, she discusses the weight of representing a diverse culture with unapologetic honesty.

Smashing stereotypes

Growing up Muslim in post 9/11 America, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh felt marginalised and neglected. As a response to her growing Muslim faith, she created a website called MuslimGirl, and as editor-in-chief, transformed the site from a part-time passion project to a full-time social movement.

Unravelling the myth of the submissive Muslim woman, Amani shares her own experiences and publishes other young female writers on diverse topics: politics, periods, racism, and even gay imams. With a sharp and honest voice, her work brings a fresh perspective on the life of Muslim women.

Session Partner: University of New South Wales

More about Amani Al-Khatahbeh…

Amani is the founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl, the number one Muslim women’s blog in the United States. She regularly provides commentary on social, cultural, and political issues on outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera, and the BBC, has been featured in The New York Times and The Guardian, and made Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30′ list. She is a frequent speaker on issues concerning women, Islam, and the Arab world.


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Julie McCrossin: The First Parade: Sunday, 3 September 3.30pm to 4.30pm

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